Setting up Saturday's Big East slate

Howdy! Week 13 is already halfway complete in the Big East, but we do have a pair of games with conference title implications.

Future Big Ten member Rutgers clinches a share of the Big East title with a win at future ACC member Pitt. Louisville hosts Connecticut in a game between schools seemingly vying for an ACC invite, with the Cardinals setting up a de facto conference title-tilt Thursday night at Rutgers if they win.

If Louisville loses this afternoon and Rutgers wins, the Scarlet Knights win the Big East outright and gain the conference's BCS-bowl berth.

You can follow along for game updates on Twitter. Breaking news and injury updates will be right here in the blog, along with postgame recaps.

Andrea and I picked the same teams this week. (Boring, I know.) As always, we preview things to watch, too.

Here's one last look at today's lineup, with material from this week to get you all caught up: